Grateful Dead Live at Oakland Auditorium Arena on 1979-12-26
d1t01 - Tuning
d1t02 - Cold Rain And Snow
d1t03 - C C Rider
d1t04 - Dire Wolf
d1t05 - Me And My Uncle ->
d1t06 - Big River
d1t07 - Brown Eyed Women
d1t08 - New Minglewood Blues
d1t09 - Friend Of The Devil
d1t10 - Looks Like Rain
d1t11 - Alabama Getaway ->
d1t12 - The Promised Land
d2t01 - Tuning
d2t02 - Uncle John's Band ->
d2t03 - Estimated Prophet ->
d2t04 - Caution Jam ->
d2t05 - He's Gone ->
d2t06 - The Other One ->
d2t07 - Drums ->
d3t01 - Space ->
d3t02 - Not Fade Away ->
d3t03 - Brokedown Palace ->
d3t04 - Around And Around ->
d3t05 - Johnny B. Goode
d3t06 - Shakedown Street ->
d3t07 - Uncle John's Band
d3t08 - Wharf Rat
d3t09 - Brokedown Palace
d3t10 - Black Throated Wind
d3t11 - Minglewood Blues
SBD -> Master Reel -> Dat -> CD supplies:
He's Gone (10:08 - 10:20)
Nakamichi 700 -> Cassette Master -> Dat -> CD (shnid=16092) supplies:
Space (1:08 - 1:23)
Sony Mics -> Cassette Master -> ? -> CD -> Samplitude supplies:
-- Set 2 is seamless
-- Recorded By Joani Walker
-- Soundcheck recorded by David Gans
-- Thanks to Joani Walker and Paul Scotton for the tapes
Subject: Graham's new tradition
1st Set: A
2nd Set: C-
Overall = 4 Stars
Most of First Set but especially:
Me & My Uncle
SOURCES: This is an amazing AUD (the other AUDs of this show have speed/pitch errors). Of course, the show is on Dicks #5, in fact it was the first full show of that series.
Subject: Nice sounding aud, great performance.
AUD sounds great, I'm kinda amazed at how good this tape is, considering it was 1979.
One note, the Brokedown is awesome. Slow enough to be soulful but sped up enough not to be a drag on the set. It's the perfect Brokedown.
Listen to this source.
Subject: bread crumb
Oh, and waiting until the encore to reprise Uncle John's Band!
Subject: Black Throated Wind
Subject: Brent's organ
This 2nd set has my very favorite Estimated, Drums, Space, Brokedown, heck I even love Round and Round from this show.
Additionally Uncle John's, He's Gone,Shakedown and NFA are also like in my top 3-5 versions of these songs.
Could anybody do a matrix of this to get that organ on board with a soundboard? I would if I knew how.
Subject: Best of 79
Highlights of the show are subjective: One of the best Alabama Getaway>Promised Lands, Fantastic, possible best ever Estimated, and the Shakedown back into Uncle John's is a perfect ending to the show. Brokedown Palace hadn't been played in sometime, and following a extended jam in Not Fade Away was SWEET!
Enjoy the music...looking forward to FURTHUR in a few nights!
Subject: better than the 28th
despite being a bit sloppy in execution, the jamming in this show during the 2nd set is great and defiantly makes up for it. it's certainly far more entertaining than that of 12/28/79, which has plenty of off playing and boring jams besides. i like that this recording lists the jam after estimated as a 'caution jam' b/c it is not listed on the dicks pick and i distinctly hear phil's bass twinges stinkin' of that one...
Subject: searching for the sound
As it turned out, for the grand experimenters, even the best rental systems didn't suffice. For the Dead's 1979 New Years Eve show at Oakland Auditorium, Healy and Starship soundman Don Pearson pooled their favorite components. The resulting five-way stereo system took days to assemble. Among other features, it had specially welded frames that held giant tweeter arrays. Horseshoe magnets served as air-motion [ribbon] transformers that were assembled in long vertical arrays and hung from scaffolding. Pearson says, “We built custom crossovers so we could align the individual components in time. It was, actually, the first-ever Time-Aligned™ live sound system.” [Eds. note: Time-Aligned™ is a trademark of E.M. Long and Associates.] It was also, according to Healy, such a great-sounding system that “we decided to get back into the business.”
“It was probably the best-sounding P.A. we ever did — to date!” adds Pearson. “It's interesting to note that back then we were working on a technology design that just now is becoming very in vogue. We're currently seeing the advent of ribbon speakers, something we were using in 1978!”
The system put together that night evolved into a company owned by Pearson and Howard Danchik that serviced both the Dead and Starship. In 1979, Meyer's newly patented ACD studio monitors caught the ears of Starship and their monitor mixer, Owsley Stanley; the reaction was immediate. “Owsley went out and raised capital for us to build the first Ultra Monitors for Starship,” says Pearson. “They were John Meyer's first official product. Then we built Starship a P.A. and then the Dead had to have one.”
Subject: Holy Latin American Domino Theory, Batman!
Some AUDs make you feel like you're at a show, it's true -- albeit as if you were "there" behind a closed door...backstage. Not here.
Most people know this show well from DP#5, so I won't say too much about the performance, except that the band is really on and tight. Jerry's singing is magnificent -- just listen to Dire Wolf. The sound on DP#5 is great, but so is this. Do yourself a favor and give this a listen.
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